Chapter 78

Tenth Edition (2017)

Collision Actions

The maritime claims in respect of which the power of arrest is recognised in law includes claims relating to damage caused by any ship either in collision or otherwise.
Article 1 (a) of the Brussel Arrest Convention and also of the Geneva Arrest Convention, admiralty action can be invoked. There is a provision under section 443 and 445 of the Merchant Shipping Act to detain ship that has occasioned damage.

BCAS: 7103-1001